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obkook
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Seeking advice for a matching amp

I've been Dynaudio Contour 1.3 MKII speakers and a Luxman L-430 integrated amp. Anyway, I have decided to retire the amp and am looking for a good replacement.

Originally i was looking at a DIY KT-88 based PP amp, but I just don't think it will drive these speakers well enough - especially at the bottom end. I also read on a furum somewhere that Dynaudio themselves recommend and use solid state for their in factory tuning and development.

Next I was considering NuForce reference 9 monoblocks as the power handling would be more than adequate, but with such neutral transparent speakers such as the Dyn's, I thought a bit warmer sounding amp might match better. (I know, can't get much more opposite ends to this spectrum that those two choices - evidence to my confused state...)

This system does not do double duty for home theater or anything else, and I want to trend to the minimalistic.

The transport is a Squeezebox (Slimdevices)which has a good DAC in it and I also use it as the preamp, although I am also hoping to upgrade to the Transporter also by Slim Designs.

The main question though is for recommendations on a good matching amp to the Dynaudio speakers.

Thanks

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Re: Seeking advice for a matching amp

I remember reading in one of Sam's pages about which amps Dynaudio is using for tuning their speakers.I don't remember the brand but it won't be hard to find out.Are you interested?I could try find out for you.

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Re: Seeking advice for a matching amp

See THIS thread for related recommendations.

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Re: Seeking advice for a matching amp

I would be VERY interested to know what Dynaudio uses - thanks for that!

RGIBRAN - thanks for pointing out that thread. There are some good recommendations there.

Does anyone have any opinions on ICE amps such as the new BelCanto or the NuForce?

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Re: Seeking advice for a matching amp

for your Dynaudio 1.3 MkII, i suggest a good integrated amp. I listened to the MkII through a Musical Fidelity NuVista (now replaced by a new model) and through a Simaudio moon I5. The sound from the Simaudio was as good as the NuVista at a fraction of the price. My suggestion for a good matching amp is Simaudio Moon I5.3 or Arcam FMJ A32 or Class

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Re: Seeking advice for a matching amp

hey obkook.sorry for the delay in replying.I forgot where this post was lol Anyway,i have bad news.I could not locate where i read about which amps Dynaudio is using to voice their speakers.Sorry buddy.I went through several issues of stereophile mags but couldn't find the article.I even asked a friend of mine,who a couple of years ago told me he was appointed dealer of Dynaudio,to ask them but he told me a few days ago that Dynaudio won't tell him.Of course,i seriously doubt he even did ask them but unfortunately,that is all i could do. Happy hunting !

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